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Assistant Professor in Counseling/Counseling Psychology

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary will be commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant, Tenure Track Department 00163 - Educational Psychology City Salt Lake City, UT Track Tenure Track New Position to Begin 07/01/2023 Details

The Department of Educational Psychology ( in the College of Education at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the department’s Counseling and Counseling Psychology (CCP) program. The CCP program includes an APA accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology and MPCAC accredited master’s programs that lead to licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. The Department of Educational Psychology is comprised of over 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty and over 200 master’s and doctoral degree-seeking students.

The University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The CCP program seeks candidates with established research agendas in any substantive area of counseling psychology but is especially interested in candidates with applied research in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism, the treatment and development of LGBTQ individuals, the role of technology in therapist training and practice (especially related to reducing rural and racial/ethnic minority disparities), as well as innovative work on the process and outcome of counseling interventions in schools and the community.


The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active research program that has the potential to attract extramural funding and will possess a commitment to mentoring and teaching at the graduate level. In addition to research, the successful candidate will be expected to provide graduate-level instruction in both the doctoral and masters programs; advise and mentor master’s and doctoral students; supervise graduate student clinical work; participate in faculty governance; and collaborate with other faculty in promoting the continued success of our three graduate counseling programs. Faculty members in the CCP program typically teach four graduate courses per year. A primary service responsibility of this new faculty member will be to assist with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program (MPCAC Accredited).


Applicants for this position must hold a doctorate in Counseling Psychology or similar from an APA accredited program and be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in research and the potential to successfully compete for extramural grant funding. The candidate should also possess a strong identity as a scientist practitioner with the ability to provide training to students across programs in some important aspect of clinical service (including but not limited to professional ethics, assessment, and/or various forms of counseling, e.g., Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Feminist Multicultural, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Career Counseling, or other established treatment modalities). In addition to a strong commitment to research, the Department of Educational Psychology and the CCP program faculty are committed to teaching and to mentorship that acknowledges and supports the diverse backgrounds and needs of students, colleagues, and members of the community. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

​​About the University of Utah

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is an R1 (Doctoral- very high research activity) institution as ranked by the Carnegie Classification ( and an AAU ( member institution. Advancement requires combined excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

The University serves 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.


Application Process:

Do not send application materials directly to the department. As part of the application process, applicants are required to upload (1) a letter of application that outlines interests and qualifications, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) selected recent journal articles, and (4) contact information for three recommenders. Inquiries and requests for further information should be directed to the Counseling/Counseling Psychology Search Committee Chair: Dr. Karen Tao (

Application Deadline, Starting Date, and Salary:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on 02/15/2023. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is July 1st, 2023. Salary will be competitive based on a nine-month schedule, with opportunities for summer teaching available. Liberal retirement and benefits packages are provided.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.


Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and is consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Department of Education, the Office for Civil Rights, or both.


To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:


Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually on the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. 
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application review will begin on February 15, 2023, until the position is filled.

Open Date 01/23/2023     Open Until Filled Yes Requisition Number PRN00969CF Type Faculty

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